McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome treated by laparoscopy: Report of 3 cases

Eduardo M. Targarona, Pilar M. Hernandez, Carmen Balague, Carmen Martinez, J. Hernández, Daniel Pulido, Rene Berindoague, Manuel Trias

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AIM: To present 3 cases of secreting villous adenoma (McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome) successfully treated with laparoscopic surgery. CASES: We present 3 cases, characterized by chronic diarrhea and requiring hospitalization owing to electrolyte and fluid depletion with acute renal failure. Owing to the extension and location of the adenomas, laparoscopic surgery (low anterior resection or procto-sigmoidectomy resection) was performed after medical treatment and endoscopic diagnosis. Postoperative recovery was satisfactory. CONCLUSIONS: When colonoscopic resection is not feasible in cases of secreting villous adenomas owing to their size or location, laparoscopic surgery in expert hands is a safe, effective, and complete option, further enhanced by the benefits of minimally invasion surgery. © 2008 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-538
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008


  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome
  • Villous adenoma


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